I’m sure many of you are looking for last minute mommy gift ideas. But which one to choose? This list might give you all the inspiration you need for Mother’s day.
For the hard-to-shop-for mother
If your mom is into shopping, a gift of luxury perfumes and cosmetics as well as watches and handbags will definitely catch her attention no matter how busy she may be. Paris Gallery has a lot to offer from makeup, designer bags and even jewelleries. Gift vouchers are also available for moms with meticulous tastes and prefer to choose items on their own.
For the online shopper
Didn’t we tell you there are many options out there? Check out Moda Operandi’s clothing and accessories collections. This cool international fashion commerce website has special gift items and unique style pieces. From funky clutches, to colourful sunglasses, to velvet slippers to perfume oils and candles, make it a special one this year so you can ditch the traditional card and flowers.
For the picnicker
Take advantage of the cooler weather before summer sets in and head to your local park for a picnic with your mom on this special day. However, before you do that, you may want to get her a long and colourful patterned kimono, or a pair of light-wash denim skinny jeans to kick back and enjoy a day in the sun. Throw in a pair of sunglasses from the Redtag Accessories line to keep her beaming on this relaxed day look.
For the sentimental mum
Mom's happiness is just a call away. Never let distance hold you back from connecting with her on this day only for mothers. Use video calling apps like Skype to connect with her even if she is thousands of miles away. If you are an expat here in the UAE, staying in touch over mother's day to talk, video call and share screens has never been so easy.
For the spa buddy
Moms love the opportunity to feel pampered and spoiled. Get her a special appointment at a nail and hair salon or treat her to a message at an exclusive spa for a much-needed relaxation and rejuvenation experience. Chi, The Spa at Shangri-La is offering a Mother's Day special 50 per cent discount on all their treatments, and ladies are given free access to a Lifestyle Yoga class available at the spa from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.
Website www.shangri-la.com Reservations 04 405 2441
For the charms enthusiast
Moms love all things sparkling and accessories are their thing. Customised charms are so in demand as they symbolise a lot of things including our mother’s personality. La Marquise creators have taken the word mom and turned it into a dazzling pendant design. Gift your mom a gold pendant with ‘mum’ or ‘ummi’ beautifully shaped inside with a glint of semi-precious and or precious stones.
For the perfume lover
Moms love inspiring scents. From oriental and French perfumes, incenses, fragrant oud and luxury perfumed blended oils and agarwood, mothers who love pairing fragrances will definitely enjoy a perfume gift set. Either go to the mall and buy her favourite brand or visit specialty perfume stores, which offer moms-only-gift of perfumes, fragrant oils, fragrant oud and incenses, packed in customized boxes or bags like from Lootah. This store offers different perfume collections or oil gift sets on her special day.
For the artistic one
Ladies are instant lifestyle décor experts once they have their own homes and families. Moms would definitely love unique design pieces and Cities Boutique help celebrate Mother’s Day with its eclectic and one-of-a-kind gift ideas. Grab some scented candles that come in different colors and sizes and each with a different artistic design or let her explore a selection of high-end porcelain and kitchen products which would be sure to liven up her favorite place at home - the dining space. Handcrafted ceramic sculptures or hand-made vases are always a creative mom’s favourite, too.
Website www.citiesdubai.com Locations Dubai Mall (LG) and The Galleria Mall Contact 4 34 34 301
For the traveler
It can be challenging to look for the perfect holiday gift for a well-traveled woman. You can get her something she can busy herself with while waiting for a flight, a survival kit or a gadget to record memories. What better way to surprise your mom than to gift her an enjoyable getaway. AllDetails Middle East Boutique offers travel packages to Baros Maldives starting from $829.60 (Dh 3,047.12) or a trip to Boscolo Exedra Roma, which starts at 345 Euros (Dh 1,362) a night. Even an all-inclusive paradise trip at North Island, Seychelles is possible for a mom who would like a little tan.